Author: Sonya Kelly

The FAMA / FEMSA GAC 2021 Hill Days will be held virtually May 18-20 via Zoom Conferencing.

The FAMA / FEMSA GAC 2021 Hill Days will be held virtually May 18-20 via Zoom Conferencing.  2021 is a critical year for future funding of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) and SAFER programs. We must remain vigilant in

Senate Passes $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan – New Funding for AFG, SAFER, & Emergency Management Performance Grants

On Saturday, March 6th, the Senate passed the $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan (HR 1319), with some updates to the bill. Click here for the Senate’s version of the bill text. The Senate bill has been sent back to the

$350 Billion for States, Local Governments, and Tribes in American Rescue Plan

The $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan is currently being negotiated in the House, and will soon be sent to the Senate (Click here for full bill text). A primary component of the Rescue Plan is a provision that would provide

Application Period is Now Open – FY 2020 AFG Grants

The application period for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) FY 2020 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program is now open. The application period will close on Friday, February 12th, 2021 at 5 p.m. ET.

Congress Passes FY 2021 Appropriations and Coronavirus Relief Omnibus Bill

On Monday, December 21, Congress passed a compromise bill (H.R.133), consisting of $1.4 trillion in appropriations for FY 2021, and a $900 billion emergency relief package to help the nation respond and recover from COVID-19. The bill does not include

House Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee FY 2021 Appropriations Markup

On Tuesday, July 7, the House Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee held a FY2021 appropriations markup.  Click here for full bill text. The legislation provides: $385 million for Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG); and  $385 million for Staffing for Adequate Fire and

USFA COVID-19 Update / Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) Supplemental Awards

Click here to review an update from the U.S. Fire Administrator regarding COVID-19 fire-related activities and current information. Please note, within the above attached letter, FEMA released the names of the current Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) Supplemental award recipients

Upcoming FY 2021 Appropriations Process

Over the course of the next three weeks, it is anticipated that Congress will turn its attention to the FY 2021 appropriations process. It is critically important that you contact your Congressional delegation now to support the Fire Service Coalition’s

USFA COVID-19 Update

Click here to review an update from the U.S. Fire Administrator regarding COVID-19 fire-related activities and current information If you have any questions, please contact the GAC Co-chairs: John Granby at [email protected] Lee Morris at [email protected] David Durstine at [email protected]

House Leadership Releases Proposed HEROES Act

On Tuesday, May 12, House leadership released the HEROES Act, which is intended to be the first draft of the fourth COVID-19 federal stimulus package. The House is scheduled to vote on the bill on Friday, May 15. The $3